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    Medical Coding Books
    Is there a code for prehypertension? I don't see one...???

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    White Plains, New York Chapter
    Prehypertension does not appear to be an actual diagnosis. However, it sounds like you're referring to an incidental finding of elevated blood pressure without a definitive diagnosis of hypertension. In that case, you may be able to use ICD-9 code 796.2 - "Elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension."

    If hypertension is actually diagnosed and is associated with or due to other diseases, then you can refer back to the ICD-9 guideline for hypertension in Section I Chapter 7a. I hope this helps answer your question.

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    I agree with ChRivera's answer.

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    Thanks for the help. That makes sense! I get so confused nice to have other people to discuss this stuff with. Thanks!

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